Nothing is more unpleasant for pool water than floating bugs. A swarm of bugs is not exactly very inviting.
Luckily, there are several things you can do to keep bugs out of your Austin swimming pool water, including the following.
Tend to Your Landscaping
Certain types of greenery attract more bugs than others. One way to keep bugs to a minimum is by taking care of the surrounding landscaping. Weeds, tall grass, and other landscaping can make it easier for bugs to thrive, which can eventually make their way into your pool water.
To avoid this, be sure to keep the grass cut and the weeds controlled on a regular basis.
Plant Specific Herbs
Certain herbs, such as mint, garlic, and rosemary, create unpleasant scents for bugs. This can help prevent bugs from coming around your pool. Planting these herbs close to your pool can keep the water free of these annoying critters.
Eliminate Standing Around the Pool
Any puddles that exist around your pool can also attract bugs. Consider sweeping the surrounding pool area to get rid of puddles. And if there are any dips in the surface area that also water the pool, consider repairing the hardscaping so water runs off and doesn’t wind up sitting.
Burn Certain Scents
Specific aromas are designed to ward off bugs. These scents are unpleasant to bugs and can serve as a deterrent. Consider burning these scents near your swimming pool to keep bugs away from the water.
Install a Fire Pit
Not only are poolside fire pits aesthetically pleasing, but they can also serve a multitude of purposes, including keeping bugs at bay. The smoke and heat produced by the fire is annoying to bugs.
If you’re looking to install a pool or revamp one you’ve already got, be sure to get in touch with your local Austin pool builders today!